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by Robert.A.Jr.
October 21st, 2020, 7:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Legendary QPR Wine from each Major European Region
Replies: 19
Views: 483

Re: The Legendary QPR Wine from each Major European Regions

Bordeaux:

Chateau Meyney
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=154240&p=2610231&hi ... y#p2610231

Chateau Cantemerle
Chateau La Lagune

And yes, you know I’m gonna say Sociando and Lanessan.
Lanessan
by Robert.A.Jr.
October 21st, 2020, 12:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Château Thivin Côte de Brouilly Cuvée Zaccharie
Replies: 8
Views: 681

Re: TN: 2017 Château Thivin Côte de Brouilly Cuvée Zaccharie

Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡ wrote:
October 21st, 2020, 11:43 am
On the other end of the stylistic spectrum from what I look for in bojo but they make solid wines. Will seek one out!
Normally me too, but it works, just like their 2015. It was one of the few 2015s I liked in that rather ripe year.
by Robert.A.Jr.
October 21st, 2020, 5:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Real winenerd wines
Replies: 108
Views: 3236

Re: Real winenerd wines

Grk. Dan Kravitz Oh yes, this. Probably the best white variety to come out of Croatia. Haven't had a bad Grk. Then again, I've had only a small handful of Grk, so the sample size is quite small. So not sexy. “Hello my dear, may I serve you a glass of ‘Grk’?” I’m assuming “Grk” is pronounced in a ve...
by Robert.A.Jr.
October 21st, 2020, 1:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14658
Views: 727858

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

J. Galang wrote:
October 20th, 2020, 10:37 pm
Saw a lone straggler, a 2014 Clos Rougeard Les Poyuex for $184 and said what the hell. Can't have enough 2014 Rougeard [truce.gif]
That’s actually a very good price!
by Robert.A.Jr.
October 20th, 2020, 7:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14658
Views: 727858

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Andrew K. wrote:
October 20th, 2020, 6:07 pm
2014 Clos Rougeard
A great wine!

Grabbed six bottles of 2019 Roilette Cuvee Tardive and normale.
by Robert.A.Jr.
October 20th, 2020, 6:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Château Thivin Côte de Brouilly Cuvée Zaccharie
Replies: 8
Views: 681

Re: TN: 2017 Château Thivin Côte de Brouilly Cuvée Zaccharie

Popped another tonight to pair with grilled sausages and risotto. Gosh I love love this wine. It’s ripe, folks, but the acids and river stone inflection really balance that out. The ripe is almost gamey, too. Just simply delicious.
by Robert.A.Jr.
October 20th, 2020, 6:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Red Wine Pairing when White is Best
Replies: 53
Views: 1401

Re: Red Wine Pairing when White is Best

Oh no doubt, I’ve converted many over the years. That is why I generally like to serve a mix of wines at larger gatherings, so there’s something for everyone, and everyone gets to experiment. The general counsels to one of my largest clients as someone that I have entertained at dinners over the yea...
by Robert.A.Jr.
October 20th, 2020, 5:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Red Wine Pairing when White is Best
Replies: 53
Views: 1401

Re: Red Wine Pairing when White is Best

I have to say I am a bit surprised how little faith some here have in "normal people's" ability to appreciate authentic European wines when served with matching food. I mean American people do travel to Europe, right? Do these people then struggle mightily in say Paris/Rome when served a wine from ...
by Robert.A.Jr.
October 19th, 2020, 4:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Château Carbonnieux Blanc
Replies: 25
Views: 878

Re: TN: 2017 Château Carbonnieux Blanc

I have no idea how I missed this thread before but I’m glad you revived it with a new note. I’m definitely going to grab some right now. Thanks!
by Robert.A.Jr.
October 19th, 2020, 10:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What to tell architect for wine cellar - new construction?
Replies: 66
Views: 2812

Re: What to tell architect for wine cellar - new construction?

And it is unusal for the temp to reach 95F in Florida. (It's the humidity that kills you.)] Bu it does seem a safe bet that this architect has little experience with wine cellars. I hope Robert isn’t moonlighting. HAHA, just saw this! True, would be epic failure! Although, many of my projects from ...
by Robert.A.Jr.
October 19th, 2020, 6:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Real winenerd wines
Replies: 108
Views: 3236

Re: Real winenerd wines

Jim Stewart wrote:
October 19th, 2020, 5:14 am
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Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
October 18th, 2020, 9:22 am

I ordered some of the Cot from Chambers, looking forward to trying it!


cot pepiere.jpg
Le cot au vin!
by Robert.A.Jr.
October 19th, 2020, 3:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Real winenerd wines
Replies: 108
Views: 3236

Re: Real winenerd wines

Robert. Cot = Malbec? I have had the ones from Cahors. They need tons of time to get those incredible tannins tamed. Not at all like the South American version. That Pepiere must be from the Loire somewhere. Any ideas of location? Thanks. Yes, Malbec, but from Loire. Love a good one from Cahors, bu...
by Robert.A.Jr.
October 18th, 2020, 9:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A 2nd sun in the Loire Valley
Replies: 6
Views: 452

Re: TN: A 2nd sun in the Loire Valley

Yes, yes he right.

That 07 Les P is excellent.
by Robert.A.Jr.
October 18th, 2020, 9:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Real winenerd wines
Replies: 108
Views: 3236

Re: Real winenerd wines

I find it interesting when a well known winemaker/producer puts out a wine that is a bit out of conventional expectations of what that winemaker/producer is known for. Not a new trend or current "in" thing, just quirky. It's like a successful artist trying something new. Of course, my quirky may be...
by Robert.A.Jr.
October 18th, 2020, 6:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2019 Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel Old Vine (USA, California)
Replies: 51
Views: 1741

Re: TN: 2019 Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel Old Vine (USA, California)

I opened the 2018 last Thanksgiving. It was ok, but not an oh my wine. I still holding another bottle. Based on the CT notes, people aren’t in love with the ‘18. Rating average is 90 points. So can anyone tell me what makes my 2019’s something I should look forward to opening, or will the ‘19 be a ...
by Robert.A.Jr.
October 18th, 2020, 4:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Ridge Geyserville
Replies: 11
Views: 932

Re: TN: 2017 Ridge Geyserville

This seems weird to me. I’ve always enjoyed Geyserville right out of the chute. It’s the wine I use to introduce wine to people who don’t know anything about wine. I would have no problem serving this wine PnP to a newbie. And they would probably love it. But I am oak sensitive. In short, my palate...
by Robert.A.Jr.
October 17th, 2020, 1:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Real winenerd wines
Replies: 108
Views: 3236

Re: Real winenerd wines

Ok so perhaps not totally nerdy, but definitely stuff some nerdy folks like, include: Marc Plouzeau Chinon Franc de Pied Chateau Musar Levet Cote Rotie Souhaut gamay (from Northern Rhône) Metras Beaujolais l’Ultime Marcel Juge Cornas And since you like BAMA - the drink not the college football (I l...
by Robert.A.Jr.
October 17th, 2020, 1:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Real winenerd wines
Replies: 108
Views: 3236

Re: Real winenerd wines

Oh my, not sure how I forgot about this:

Colares

Here is a note from a 1969.

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by Robert.A.Jr.
October 17th, 2020, 1:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Real winenerd wines
Replies: 108
Views: 3236

Re: Real winenerd wines

I love my German rieslings and spätburgunders, have 6 vintages of BAMA, absolutely adore sherry and my cellar has quite a few quirky Italians (Granato from Foradori!). So I think I do pretty well on the wine nerd-o-meter and can at times struggle finding anything more “moderate” when entertaining l...
by Robert.A.Jr.
October 17th, 2020, 9:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Sky Vineyards Zinfandel, Mt. Veeder
Replies: 8
Views: 372

Re: TN: 2009 Sky Vineyards Zinfandel, Mt. Veeder

Wow. Truly as good as mountain zin gets. I need to load up on the newest releases, especially with the current discount that Alfert pointed out in another thread. [media] https://www.instagram.com/p/CGbQnyDH9Tc/?igshid=qldam0ftno44 [/media] LOL, I just grabbed more the minute I saw your thread, bef...
by Robert.A.Jr.
October 16th, 2020, 6:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2019 Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel Old Vine (USA, California)
Replies: 51
Views: 1741

Re: TN: 2019 Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel Old Vine (USA, California)

Cool, looking forward to it.

This has got to be one of the greatest QPRs on the planet. There are times when I like it more than some of the SVDs.

I cannot imagine someone not liking this wine. It’s like the friendly golden retriever of wine.
by Robert.A.Jr.
October 15th, 2020, 4:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winebid Shipping
Replies: 22
Views: 1486

Re: Winebid Shipping

This was winebid. I asked for temperature controlled. The last shipment and other shipments come from NY. They said that one of the boxes got septated. I'm peeved because these are older bottles and it's been running around FL in the middle of day with 80+ degrees (per the shipping info). I'm not s...
by Robert.A.Jr.
October 15th, 2020, 5:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Mas de Daumas Gassac vertical 2017-1989
Replies: 11
Views: 590

Re: TN: Mas de Daumas Gassac vertical 2017-1989

As I have quite a bit of experience with the reds of Languedoc-Roussillon but had only tasted the Mas de Daumas Gassac blancs before, the style here came as a surprise: the wines are often described as the Grand Crus of Languedoc and on par with the greatest Growths of Bordeaux, and having now gone...
by Robert.A.Jr.
October 14th, 2020, 6:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What would your classification of Loire reds be?
Replies: 421
Views: 21803

Re: What would your classification of Loire reds be?

Damn this 2013 Domaine de Roche Neuves Clos de l’Echelier is TIGHT. Tart, lean and tight. I know, tough vintage, but I’m not sure where this wine really goes or if it evolves into something more. I like it, but not $60 kind of like. It’s got a neat sour orange rind note that really appeals to this C...
by Robert.A.Jr.
October 14th, 2020, 5:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Marcel Lapierre Morgon N vs S?
Replies: 11
Views: 652

Re: Marcel Lapierre Morgon N vs S?

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Keith Levenberg wrote:
October 14th, 2020, 3:19 pm
I've bought the N from Envoyer and Crush.

Ditto, but haven’t taken delivery, so don’t recall if that is on pre-arrival.
by Robert.A.Jr.
October 14th, 2020, 10:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Value plays in St. Julien...
Replies: 35
Views: 1569

Re: Value plays in St. Julien...

Branaire-Ducru is my current go to for value. Langoa Barton too depending on vintage. Haven't tasted any recent Gloria (post 2009), but older vintages were quite a steal. The great thing about Bordeaux is it is readily available to taste. St. Julien is just small comparatively. Those two and Gloria...
by Robert.A.Jr.
October 14th, 2020, 9:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Value plays in St. Julien...
Replies: 35
Views: 1569

Re: Value plays in St. Julien...

Branaire-Ducru is my current go to for value. Langoa Barton too depending on vintage. Haven't tasted any recent Gloria (post 2009), but older vintages were quite a steal. The great thing about Bordeaux is it is readily available to taste. St. Julien is just small comparatively. Those two and Gloria...
by Robert.A.Jr.
October 14th, 2020, 4:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What? Gamay from The Loire.
Replies: 19
Views: 887

Re: What? Gamay from The Loire.

We had one of our periodic social distancing dinner parties in our back yard with a couple we have known for over 30 years that is retiring southwards. They always bring us a bottle of oddball wine despite our standing request that we want to be as net negative as possible. Today it was a bottle of...
by Robert.A.Jr.
October 14th, 2020, 3:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What? Gamay from The Loire.
Replies: 19
Views: 887

Re: What? Gamay from The Loire.

So you're surprised by the variety that is the second-most planted red variety in the region? [scratch.gif] To me that sounds similar to somebody being surprised to learn that they grow Merlot in California. I mean, if you buy a random Loire red that isn't a Cab Franc, most likely it's going to be ...
by Robert.A.Jr.
October 14th, 2020, 3:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help me buy ~200 bottles of Bordeaux to drink by 2024
Replies: 23
Views: 1714

Re: Help me buy ~200 bottles of Bordeaux to drink by 2024

In terms of good QPR chateaux that have caught my eye, I'm looking at Chasse-Spleen , Sociando-Mallet , d'Issan, du Tertre, Poujeaux, Potensac , Branaire Ducru, Cantemerle , d'Armhailac , d'Arsac, Fombrauge, Gloria , Lafon-Rochet, Phelan-Segur, Prieure-Lichine , Croix de Gay--among others. But agai...
by Robert.A.Jr.
October 13th, 2020, 5:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Marcel Lapierre Morgon N vs S?
Replies: 11
Views: 652

Re: Marcel Lapierre Morgon N vs S?

Love the sans soufre bottling .
by Robert.A.Jr.
October 12th, 2020, 6:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12417
Views: 479940

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2011 Levet Cote Rotie Les Journaries

Excellent
by Robert.A.Jr.
October 12th, 2020, 11:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: PYCM, Gonon, Radikon, Baudry, Gravner Breg, Huet
Replies: 7
Views: 672

Re: TNs: PYCM, Gonon, Radikon, Baudry, Gravner Breg, Huet

Depressing (albeit measured) note on the 2010 Baudry - say it ain't so! I think we all loaded up on those beauties for all the right reasons. May need to check in on some myself. Miss you guys, glad to see both of you posting back! I had that 2010 Grez recently and thought it was fantastic. I had t...
by Robert.A.Jr.
October 12th, 2020, 11:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What? Gamay from The Loire.
Replies: 19
Views: 887

Re: What? Gamay from The Loire.

Markus S wrote:
October 12th, 2020, 11:00 am
Prepare to get BLOWN away by gamay from the RHONE!
Souhaut. Major yum.
by Robert.A.Jr.
October 12th, 2020, 8:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 gonon rouge
Replies: 22
Views: 1458

Re: 2018 gonon rouge

I cracked a mag of 2011 st. Joe a few weeks back and drank over 3 days. Pandemic makes us do strange things! It shined on day 2. Just a delightful wine, can't be certain if btl format or age had any affect on the wine as my previous experience has always been the 'entry' level bottling. I have a co...
by Robert.A.Jr.
October 12th, 2020, 8:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12417
Views: 479940

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2006 Dom Perignon - Delicious but still a bit tight 2017 Patricia Green Lia’s Vineyard Pinot Noir - Also delicious, light and bright 2010 Baudry La Croix Boissee - A top-notch vineyard for Baudry, showing really well and will be even better in time 2012 Screaming Eagle Second Flight - Ready for busi...
by Robert.A.Jr.
October 12th, 2020, 4:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why is bordeaux price dropping ?
Replies: 76
Views: 4039

Re: Why is bordeaux price dropping ?

Great time to be a buyer! I don’t care about the “why” at all, and it is likely a confluence of multiple factor, as i only care about the “now”. I’m a buyer and a back-filler in this current market. We have these trends periodically in the marketplace, take advantage of it if you can. I’m surprised...
by Robert.A.Jr.
October 11th, 2020, 11:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Thierry Germain Domaine des Roches Neuves Les Memoires, Saumur Champigny - Not Rougeard
Replies: 41
Views: 2028

Re: TN: 2012 Thierry Germain Domaine des Roches Neuves Les Memoires, Saumur Champigny - Not Rougeard

Greta note, Markus! Definitely grab the 2014, it’s really very good!

This is a very special vineyard with solid old vine of 110+ years. It’s sorta new to Theirry’s portfolio, looking forward to see him develop this cuvee over time.
by Robert.A.Jr.
October 11th, 2020, 10:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why is bordeaux price dropping ?
Replies: 76
Views: 4039

Re: Why is bordeaux price dropping ?

Great time to be a buyer! I don’t care about the “why” at all, and it is likely a confluence of multiple factor, as i only care about the “now”. I’m a buyer and a back-filler in this current market. We have these trends periodically in the marketplace, take advantage of it if you can. I’m surprised ...
by Robert.A.Jr.
October 11th, 2020, 8:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: QPR Hall of Fame
Replies: 72
Views: 4416

Re: QPR Hall of Fame

A few of mine are me sounding like a broken record, but I have been buying these QPRs for almost 30 years: Olga Raffault Chinon Les Picasses Chateau Sociando Mallet Chateau Lanessan (Bouard now on board 2015+ so buyer beware) Ridge Geyserville Chateau Meyney (not thrilled with 2005 or 2009, but seem...
by Robert.A.Jr.
October 10th, 2020, 8:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: QPR Hall of Fame
Replies: 72
Views: 4416

Re: QPR Hall of Fame

Thinking of specific vintages of specific wines, I'm sure I'll add to these as memories come back to me, but 1986 Ch. Meyney Greatest QPR in the history of QPR. Ive had 2+ cases over 25 years, including last one year where I declare it the best QPR ever: https://www.wineberserkers.com/forum/viewtop...
by Robert.A.Jr.
October 10th, 2020, 4:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Gigondas (and garrigue intrigue?)
Replies: 8
Views: 684

Re: A Gigondas (and garrigue intrigue?)

That’s garrigue!

Domaine du Cayron is calling you.
by Robert.A.Jr.
October 10th, 2020, 6:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why is bordeaux price dropping ?
Replies: 76
Views: 4039

Re: Why is bordeaux price dropping ?

Howard Cooper wrote:
October 10th, 2020, 5:38 am
Jeff Leve wrote:
October 9th, 2020, 2:55 pm


Tariffs

Tariffs are causing US prices to go down?????? [scratch.gif]
I assume was what mean is that the Bordelais set a lower EP release price in anticipation of the possible tariffs the buyers would have to pay on delivery?
by Robert.A.Jr.
October 9th, 2020, 8:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Domaine Baudry Chinon Franc de Pied - Geeks Unite!
Replies: 22
Views: 887

Re: TN: 2011 Domaine Baudry Chinon Franc de Pied - Geeks Unite!

I like the 2014 vintage for both cuvees, but have not tried subsequent years (I think, will double-check). I’m a buyer of 2014. I also really like the classic vintage.
by Robert.A.Jr.
October 8th, 2020, 1:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Domaine Baudry Chinon Franc de Pied - Geeks Unite!
Replies: 22
Views: 887

Re: TN: 2011 Domaine Baudry Chinon Franc de Pied - Geeks Unite!

Anyway, thanks for another post which will result in yet more wine filling the Marshall cellar - that sounds like an excellent wine. I've never tried it, but very occasionally bottles appear at auction here at a big premium over the normal cuvées - would you say that they are worth paying more for?...
by Robert.A.Jr.
October 8th, 2020, 7:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Domaine Baudry Chinon Franc de Pied - Geeks Unite!
Replies: 22
Views: 887

Re: TN: 2011 Domaine Baudry Chinon Franc de Pied - Geeks Unite!

On release these wines carried no premium. Prices for jacked up once the vines succumbed to the louse.
by Robert.A.Jr.
October 8th, 2020, 5:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Domaine Baudry Chinon Franc de Pied - Geeks Unite!
Replies: 22
Views: 887

Re: TN: 2011 Domaine Baudry Chinon Franc de Pied - Geeks Unite!

Robert, I'm not sure if you can really deny being a geek, or at least a nerd! Perhaps you're like Dr.Jekyll and Mr.Hyde, a cycling-mad lawyer by day, but when the sun goes down and a glass of Cabernet Franc from the Loire appears miraculously in your kitchen, you transform into a geeky weirdo? Who ...
by Robert.A.Jr.
October 7th, 2020, 6:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Domaine Baudry Chinon Franc de Pied - Geeks Unite!
Replies: 22
Views: 887

Re: TN: 2011 Domaine Baudry Chinon Franc de Pied - Geeks Unite!

J. Galang wrote:
October 7th, 2020, 6:50 pm
Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
October 7th, 2020, 5:06 pm
Rougeard is stunning.
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Rougeard made this? Anyway, I had this a few years ago courtesy of one lucky bottle I got from Envoyer, it was really good.
???

Was just saying Rougeard also turned out some great 2011s.

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